Deepika Padukone birthday special: Her top 7 movies to binge-watch on OTT

| Updated: 05 January, 2024 6:06 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Deepika Padukone, among the top leading actresses in Bollywood presently, has had a remarkable journey since her acting debut in 2006. Her acting career started with ‘Om Shanti Om’ alongside superstar Shahrukh Khan. Born to the renowned Indian badminton figure, Prakash Padukone, Deepika celebrated her 38th birthday on Friday.

Here is the list of her Top 7 movies:

  1. Om Shanti Om (2007)

Deepika’s debutante movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ alongside Shahrukh Khan is a 2007 masala movie. Directed and written by Farah Khan, co-written by Mayur Puri and Mushtaq Shiekh, and produced by Gauri Khan for Red Chillies Entertainment, the film spans three decades. Shah Rukh Khan plays Om Prakash Makhija, a struggling junior artist in 1977 who develops affection for the secretly married film actress Shantipriya, portrayed by Deepika Padukone. Shahrukh- Deepika chemistry in the movie definitely made headlines that year.

  1. Cocktail (2012)

Following a period of career stagnation and consecutive movie failures, Padukone staged a comeback with ‘Cocktail,’ co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty. Released in 2012, ‘Cocktail’ is an Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama film directed by Homi Adajania and penned by Imtiaz Ali. Produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan with a budget of ₹35 crore, the movie also features Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, and Randeep Hooda. Pritam, Yo Yo Honey Singh, and Salim–Sulaiman were responsible for the film’s score and soundtrack.

  1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Following the breakup of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, people did not anticipate the sizzling chemistry between both of them in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film directed and written by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions.

Padukone and Kapoor reunite for their second film post “Bachna Ae Haseeno,” co-starring Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur in pivotal roles. The narrative follows two individuals who cross paths during a trek, with one developing feelings for the other but choosing not to disclose them. Despite drifting apart, their reunion takes place unexpectedly at a mutual friend’s wedding.

  1. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela (2013)

This movie holds a significant place in Deepika’s life, marking the onset of her love story with now-husband Ranveer Singh. It’s a romantic action-drama written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also crafted its original soundtrack. Priyanka Chopra makes a special appearance in the song “Ram Chahe Leela”. The ensemble cast features Supriya Pathak, Richa Chadda, Sharad Kelkar, Gulshan Devaiah, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, and Abhimanyu Singh. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” Ram-Leela depicts the ill-fated love story between the titular characters from rival gangster families. Despite their love, they are compelled to part ways due to their families’ long-standing feud.

  1. Padmaavat (2018)

‘Padmaavat’, a 2018 historical drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, draws inspiration from Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem. Deepika Padukone portrays Rani Padmavati, renowned for her beauty and depicted as the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. The film revolves around Sultan Alauddin Khalji, portrayed by Ranveer Singh, who learns of Padmavati’s beauty and launches an attack on her kingdom with intentions to capture her. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka play supporting roles in the movie.

  1. Pathan (2023)

Padukone made her name in the action genre with Pathaan last year in 2023. Co-written and directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films, this action thriller film stands as the fourth installment in the YRF Spy Universe.

The movie features Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role, supported by Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, while Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana play significant roles. The storyline follows Pathaan, a former RAW agent in exile, collaborating with ISI agent Rubina Mohsin to thwart Jim, a former RAW operative planning an attack on India using a lethal virus.

  1. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

This flick marks the debut of Indian actress Deepika in Hollywood. This is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by D.J. Caruso and written by F. Scott Frazier. The film stars Vin Diesel in the lead role, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Hermione Corfield, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is the third installment in the XXX film series and a sequel to both XXX (2002) and XXX: State of the Union (2005).

The chemistry between Padukone and Diesel made headlines all across while Deepika later confessed that she wants to have babies with her co-star, despite her dating Ranveer Singh that time.

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